Field Trips - Safety

Here are some safety tips we urge all attendees of our field trips to abide by. 

  • Wear Safety Glasses
  • Adhere to ALL rules discussed at the safety briefing at the beginning of the field trip
  • Look out below! Never roll rocks down hill without announcing to everybody you are doing so. 
  • Don't Hammer next to someone else
  • Don't Throw Rocks (or minerals)
  • Don't stray far from your parents
  • Sign out with the trip leader when you leave

Please add comments to this section if you have any ideas you wish to include. 

Field Trips - What to Bring

You don't need to go overboard bringing a huge amount of gear with you when collecting minerals in the field. Below we will give you a list of SOME of the things you may consider. Some equipment may be more applicable on one field trip versus another field trip depending on what is being collected. As you gain experience, you will figure out what you like to put into your collecting pack. 


Gem and Mineral Show

Thank you for attending the 2016 show!

Annual Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Alfond Center
278 Whites Bridge Rd., Standish, ME

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Maine's legendary pegmatite miner Frank C. Perham chatting with Duane Leavitt at our 2016 Show

Joining the Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society

The Maine Mineralogical & Geological Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to all educational and cultural aspects of geology; mineralogy; lapidary arts and related subjects; and to the camaraderie generated by the membership's mutual interests.

Family oriented meetings are generally held the THIRD SATURDAY of each month from September to May.